User login


News & Media Releases

Best alternative to the Play Store | December 26, 2015

Our favorite Google Play Store alternative is SlideMe, where you can find a whole bunch of cool, hand-picked apps that have been individually tested to ensure that they work on AOSP (Android Open-Source Project), and are not tied into the Play Store's services.

Source: AndroidPit

Spotlight: SlideME is a junk-free alternative to the Google Play app store | May 4, 2015

Those running the store manually inspect and review app submissions, judging apps like regular users would - based on meaning and value. Hence, the place is kept clean of junk apps, scams, and other types of apps you absolutely shouldn't touch without surgical gloves on. The quality over quantity approach works quite well, and there's another concept at play here, which could appeal to many users over the globe - SlideME apps are curated to function on AOSP-based devices, hence they are not solely dependent on Google Play Services.


Going Beyond Google Play in Distributing Your Android Apps | May 16, 2014

SlideME is another marketplace worth looking into. Their philosophy is - one app store can't reach everyone, everywhere with the applications they want, so they basically provide a way to market, deliver and distribute content to users that you wouldn't have access to in your traditional channels. They claim that for most developers SlideME is either second behind the official Google Play store for global distribution or third for US distribution behind Amazon AppStore.


A quick look at SAM, the SlideME market app | February 10, 2014

SlideME is one of the top alternative Android app stores and one of our favourite options for downloading apps in a safe and legal way. Besides the really comprehensive website where you can browse and download Android apps, SlideME also offers an app store application called SAM (SlideME Application Manager).

Source: papidroid

Working with Android Stores to Protect Against “Master Key” and Other Exploits | July 22, 2013

All applications on SlideME are scanned for viruses and exploits, including the Master-Key exploit (courtesy of Bluebox Security), before they are reviewed and approved by our editors.

We are pleased to highlight slideME as the first app store to publicly promote the use of the Bluebox Security Scanner. We agree with SlideME that independent app stores must take a “safety first” approach to protecting users. That is why we are actively collaborating with Android app markets beyond just Google Play to improve the security of the Android ecosystem across all market places when it comes to scanning for exploits and we are now including Bluebox app store partners in our responsible disclosure process.

Source: Bluebox

6 alternatives to Google Play for downloading Android apps | September 11, 2013

If you want our opinion, Amazon and SlideMe are the best choice, as the other ones can be a bit confusing at times or don’t seem to be overly concerned about quality..

Source: papidroid

Android App Stores: Multiple Doors to Get App Exposure | August 27, 2013

Slideme provides an ‘on-device’ application store for device vendors and applications for niche markets based on geographic location, devices, payment method or even the types of applications users can’t find in traditional channels. The submission process is easy and the application is updated within 24 hours.

Source: clicklabs

Maximum App Exposure: Use Alternative Markets like SlideME | November 22, 2012

© 2012 StartApp

Disgo 9104 tablet: Ice Cream Sandwich on the cheap | June 14, 2012

The Disgo 9104 Tablet has 9.7-inch capacitive IPS display running at 1024 x 768 resolution, the same used on the iPad 2, for a price of At £179.99. Other details include a 1.2 GHz Boxchip Cortex A8 ARM processor, 16GB of flash storage (expandable up to 64GB), 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 2-megapixel back camera.

"£100 worth of "Disgo Apps" come pre-installed, including Office Suite Pro, with additional apps available via the SlideME app store."

Source: TechDigest

Survey shows SlideME as the #2 Alternative Android Market | April 19, 2012

Following the White Rabbit [Infographic]
© 2012 StartApp

"If I had to choose just one market to publish my apps on in the future it will be SlideMe, not Google Play" - Martin Grüner | April 9, 2012

Read Aplefly developer Martin Grüner's in-depth analysis on alternative Android app stores on his blog, and find out how SlideME may be right for you.


Motorola releasing Android home phones stocked with SlideME | April 3, 2012

For customers and business owners who still require the use of a "home phone" (or landline phone), you will soon have the option of replacing your cordless handset with an Android device using Ice Cream Sandwich (Android OS 4.0). In addition, you will be able to download apps through the SlideME Market (SAM).

Source: engadget

SlideME: SAM available from HTC HERO in South East Asia | September 3, 2009

Today with the official launch of the HTC Hero in Malaysia, SlideME's SAM Application Manager is available from within HTC's HERO handsets. Malaysia & Vietnam are the current countries where HTC supports SlideME' SAM, with more countries expected to follow soon.

SlideME's SAM link appearing on HTC's HERO home screen.

SlideME: New Site Launched | August 28, 2009

SlideME has launched a new site with emphasis to improve the users online experience.

SlideME: SAM 2.9 Release | August 27, 2009

SlideME is pleased to announce SAM 2.9, a minor release of our mobile marketplace for Android applications. Features include user options of opening, re-downloading and deleting applications from within the storage locker.

This release also has important bug fixes for problems with auto-updating of newer versions of SAM and for login errors that some users experienced with the storage locker. SAM also now detects when the SD card is not available.

SlideME Announces SAM 2.3 and Paid Android Application Support (February 3, 2009)

The SlideME team has been hard at work behind the scenes in 2009 and we're pleased to announce that our efforts have paid off with the release of SAM 2.3. And paid off for us means paid out for Android developers – yes, SAM 2.3 introduces paid application support!

SAM 2.3 represents a giant leap forward for the SlideME community and the Android content provisioning world. SlideME continues its path of innovation in this exciting new market, bringing new opportunities to Android developers and great applications to Android users.

SAM 2.3 includes the following updates: